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Bill Jenkins was too young to go to war without parental permission, which his father Robert gave, much against Bill's mother Annie’s wishes. Bill was killed in action on April 5, 1918, seven months before the war ended.

Bill chronicled his experience of the war in letters he sent to his family.

Bill's March 17, 1917 photo postcard is transcribed below.


17/3/17 Carte Postale

Dear Mother

Just a few lines to let you know I am still well as you will see by this photo. This is our gun team and a rough mob we are, just get the aeroplane flying over berto head some a what.

To my Dear Mother and father with best love from your loving son Bill

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Sources:Acknowledgement B. Emmers and R. Edgeworth.